Friday, August 27, 2010

Ex-'Canadian Idol' Contestant Detained On Terrorism Charges

Usually it's mass-entertainment fare that's supposed to be ripped from the headlines - TV shows aren't supposed to make serious news.
But in what seems like a real-life version of the 2006 war-on-terror satire "American Dreamz," a Canadian of Pakistani descent who auditioned for "Canadian Idol" two years ago has been detained in a terrorism investigation that has connected him to "high-level Al Qaeda affiliates abroad."

The Toronto Star reports that Khuram Sher, a Canadian doctor who graduated from Montreal's McGill University, was arrested Thursday morning as part of a wide-ranging yearlong terrorism investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Sher is the third arrest so far in the probe, which Canadian officials say involves a cell of radical Islamists with ties to senior al-Qaida figures. Reports on the investigation have provided no details about what, if any, specific plans or targets the cell had been pursuing.
In 2008, according to the Star, Sher tried out for a slot on "Canadian Idol" wearing a beard and traditional Pakistani garb. He sang an a capella rendition of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" - he also said he could sing Hilary Duff songs - while dancing and doing the moonwalk. In the "Canadian Idol" appearance, Sher claimed to have recently emigrated from Pakistan, but the Star says that was a put-on: He was born in Canada. (That's footage of his audition above.)
Midafternoon-HBO enthusiasts will recall that "American Dreamz," a 2006 film starring Dennis Quaid and Mandy Moore, features a plot by jihadists to assassinate the president during a visit to the set of an "American Idol"-ish singing contest. Their plan was to outfit a buffoonish Muslim contestant with a suicide belt.

Ya I Remember That Movie! It Sucked.

Anyway... Two good reasons to shoot that fucker
1) Terrorist
2) He was on that crappy Show!

Wally Always OOT There.

3 Don't Just Sit There Say Sumthin !:

Heff said...

BOTH valid points in my opinion !

Anonymous said...

I'm almost thinking second point is more valid than the first!

wallycrawler said...

I can't believe Canada keeps letting in these clowns?

We now have a boat load of Tamils sitting in Vancouver hotels living on our dime! We'll then give them housing and a cheque! The last time they showed up, the Tamils started a crime syndicate that we're still dealing with today. "Send them back". That's what Canadians say.